theatre-maker training

Laduma! young theatre-maker training and employment programme

In 2007 Jungle Theatre Company ran a year-long pilot programme with six trainees, who were cast in productions in 2008 as freelance artists. Two of the 2007 graduates still are part of the current artistic team.

In 2010 Jungle Theatre Company trained 8 young performers on a two-year course in theatre making for children and youth called Laduma Jungle Training. The programme resulted in an expanded company of actors who are cast in Jungle Theatre Company’s repertoire of touring productions. The actors have been trained as facilitators and use the Laduma Jungle training programme as an evolving process to children and youth in theatre skills, including an outreach project with Baphumelele Fountain of Hope.

All artists are offered continuing professional development opportunities through internal projects and industry workshops.